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The Washington State Nurses Association Political Action Committee (WSNA-PAC) supports statewide and state legislative candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to the legislative and regulatory agenda of WSNA nurses. The WSNA-PAC also elevates the voice of nurses to legislators by giving them a seat at the table where important decisions are being made.

The WSNA-PAC is run by nurses representing every Congressional district across the state. They are appointed by the WSNA board and care passionately about our issues.

WSNA-PAC is a potentially very powerful advocacy tool for nurses in Washington state, but we must invest in it if we want to bring about real change for nurses in our state. Build our power by supporting the WSNA-PAC today.


Endorsements #

WSNA-PAC is bipartisan, which means we support candidates regardless of political affiliation as long as they show support for our nurses and WSNA priorities. (Skip to the complete list of candidates endorsed by WSNA-PAC.)

The following criteria is thoughtfully discussed and considered by the PAC Board as they decide whether a candidate should receive a WSNA endorsement and financial support:

  • Has the candidate supported WSNA priorities?
  • What is the likelihood of them winning their election?
  • Is it a crowded Primary Election for them?
  • Are they a health care / labor advocate?
  • If they are an incumbent, do they hold a position of influence within the Legislature?

WSNA dues do NOT go towards political contributions given to candidates. People who wish to contribute to the PAC must give their permission to do so separately from their WSNA dues. For more information or any questions about the WSNA-PAC, please email Jessica Hauffe at jhauffe@wsna.org.


Support WSNA-PAC today! #

WSNA nurses have two very important advocacy tools in their toolbox: 1) their testimonies, or stories, and 2) the WSNA-PAC.

The potential for PAC to be strong and influential in Olympia is HUGE, but this is only possible if you and others you know participate and donate.

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Please, step up today and contribute $2 a month, $5 a month, or whatever you can do to help nurses organize and have greater influence in Olympia.


2022 WSNA-PAC endorsements #

These candidates running for the Washington State Legislature in 2022 have been endorsed by the WSNA-PAC.

LDChamberCandidateNotes
1HouseRep. Davina Duerr (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
1HouseRep. Shelley Kloba (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
3HouseRep. Marcus Riccelli (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
5HouseRep. Bill Ramos (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
5HouseRep. Lisa Callan (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
6SenateSenator Jeff Holy (R), Senate
9HouseRep. Joe Schmick (R), Pos.2
10HouseClyde Shavers (D), Pos. 1
10HouseRep. Dave Paul (D) Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
11HouseRep. David Hackney (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
11HouseRep. Steve Bergquist (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
17HouseTerri Niles (D), Pos. 1Nurse/WSNA member
18HouseJohn Zingale (D), Pos. 1
18HouseDuncan Camacho (D), Pos. 2Nurse/WSNA member
20HouseRep. Peter Abbarno (R), Pos. 1
21HouseRep. Strom Peterson (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
21HouseRep. Lilian Ortiz-Self (D) Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
22HouseRep. Jessica Bateman (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
23HouseRep. Tarra Simmons (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
23HouseRep. Drew Hansen (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
24HouseRep. Steve Tharinger (D), Pos. 2
26SenateSenator Emily Randall (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
26HouseRep. Michelle Caldier (R), Pos. 2
27SenateSenator Yasmin Trudeau (D)100% WSNA voting record
27HouseSpeaker Laurie Jinkins (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
27HouseRep. Jake Fey (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
28HouseRep. Mari Leavitt (D), Pos. 1
28HouseRep. Dan Bronoske (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
29SenateSenator Steve Conway (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
30SenateSenator Claire Wilson (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
30HouseRep. Jamila Taylor (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
30HouseKristine Reeves (D), Pos. 2
32HouseRep. Lauren Davis (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
33SenateKaren Keiser (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
33HouseRep. Tina Orwall (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
33HouseRep. Mia Gregerson (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
34SenateJoe Nguyen (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
34HouseRep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
36SenateRep. Noel Frame (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
36HouseRep. Liz Berry (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
36House

Julia Reed (D), Pos. 1

37SenateSenator Rebecca Saldana (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
37HouseRep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
38SenateSenator June Robinson (D)100% WSNA voting record
38HouseJulio Cortes (D), Pos. 1
38HouseMary Fosse (D), Pos. 2
39HouseSam Low (R), Pos. 1
40HouseRep. Debra Lekanoff (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
40HouseRep. Alex Ramel (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
41HouseRep. Tana Senn (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
41HouseRep. My-Linh Thai (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
42HouseRep. Alicia Rule (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
42House

Joe Timmons (D), Pos. 2

42SenateRep. Sharon Shewmake (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
43SenateJamie Pederson (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
43HouseRep. Nicole Macri (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
43HouseRep. Frank Chopp (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
44SenateSenator. John Lovick (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
44HouseBrandy Donaghy (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
44HouseRep. April Berg (D), Pos. 2100% WSNA voting record
45SenateSenator Manka Dhingra (D)100% WSNA voting record
45HouseRep. Larry Springer (D), Pos. 2
46SenateRep. Javier Valdez (D), Senate100% WSNA voting record
46HouseRep. Gerry Pollet (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
46House

Lelach Rave (D), Pos. 2

100% WSNA voting record
47Senate

Claudia Kauffman (D), Senate

47

House

Shukri Olow (D), Pos. 2

*dual endorsement
47House

Chris Stearns (D), Pos. 2

*dual endorsement

47HouseRep. Debra Entenman (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
48SenateSenator Patty Kuderer (D)100% WSNA voting record
48HouseRep. Vandana Slatter (D), Pos. 1100% WSNA voting record
49

House

Rep. Monica Stonier (D), Pos. 2

100% WSNA voting record


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